09 June, 2013

Peacocks!

 Melody and I headed off to The Embroiders Guild Victoria to listen to Gina give her talk on her Peacock Linens. Sorry Mel, we can't see your face due to the shadows!
 Gina had a lovely display. The photos don't show up all the detail of the beautiful stitching.
 The black one is actually a shawl.
 This one was designed and stitched especially for Gina by a friend in India. I think it is stitched on silk. (I hope I have that right, Gina. Let me know if it's not.)
 
 Thank you Gina for inviting us along and 
thank you Mel for your company.
On the sewing front, as you may be aware I didn't achieve anything on Friday night. Last night was different. Noel took the boys to see a friend over from SA play in a basketball tournament. As he had to bring an extra boy home, there was no room in the car for me so I had to stay home! I brought the machine out to the lounge where it was lovely and warm from the fire and finished a project. But as it's for a secret swap, I can't show you the finished product yet.

19 comments:

shez said...

thought that was embroidery house,beautiful linen,you didnt put in what mischief you both got up to,lol.Glad you got to do some stitching.xx

creations.1 said...

What a lovely way to spend your day - beautiful linen. Plans don't always work out but you did get to do some stitching eventually!!

marina said...

such beautiful linens.
good that you got to have some me time sewing while all the boys were out.

Melody said...

Shez is right, there was some mischief - the car somehow turned up the street that led to a fabric shop. Thank you so much for taking me on an outing. It was great to spend time with you.

Noela said...

Such beautiful work on the linens. Glad you and Mel had a lovely day. It's always good to get a bit of time to stitch when the boys are away. Hugs....

Astrid said...

Those peacock embroideries are gorgeous. Nothing is better than feeling comfy in front of the sewing machine. :)

Mistea said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day and those peacocks look exquisite.
Sewing time in the evening - bonus. Looks like it was productive.

Tonya Owens said...

Wow, beautiful!!! And it would be hard to stitch on silk!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What lovely works....

Anthea said...

Wow that is some amazing work there, all the pretty peacocks... looks like a lovely day out with Melody... and what is the mischief Shez is referring to?! x

Susan said...

It must have been wonderful to see such beautiful embroidery up close. And to finish the day with a quiet night of sewing was perfect.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Looks like a lovely day, the embroidery is beautiful. Sounds like a nice evening too with sewing in front of the fire!

Michelle Ridgway said...

You lucky girls surrounded by all that lovely embroidery.

Nicky said...

That is an incredible collection, would have been lovely to see. And the perfect night in!

Quilt Kitty said...

I bet those embroideries took a long time to collect - they are delightful. That's a bit rough not being able to go out with the family but glad to hear you made the most of it, grinning & bearing it with a nice, peaceful night of sewing! xx

Maria said...

What a lovely outing with melody.. Sew many beautiful stitched Peacocks..
Isn't it fun sewing secret things..LOL

Cheryl said...

What a lovely day out for you and Mel Christine. Stunning collection of linen

FloS said...

Truly amazing !!
Florence

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous peacock embroidery - looks like a great day out.